Caudete de las Fuentes MSW treatment plant (Valencia)

The Consorcio Valencia Interior inaugurates its second MSW treatment plant with a capacity of 40,000 t/year

The Caudete de las Fuentes MSW treatment plant (Valencia) is one of two facilities belonging to the Consorcio Valencia Interior, which is responsible for the waste treatment of 50% of the province of Valencia. The plant serves a population of over 250,000.

The complex manages waste from the areas of Rincón de Ademuz, la Hoya de Buñol-Chiva and la Plana Requena-Utiel. Investment in the plant amounted to almost €27 million. This facility, along with the Llíria plant, is a key infrastructure for the treatment of waste from Zonal Plan areas VI, VII and IX.

The Ecored consortium, in which Urbaser has a participation, was responsible for the construction of the Complex and its operation for a period of 20 years. Urbaser’s contribution to this project includes more than 20 years of experience, the company’s in-depth knowledge of the different processes involved in the correct treatment of waste, and the application to each waste fraction of the best available, industrially proven, technology on the market, with the ultimate goal being optimal waste recovery within a framework of environmental sustainability.

The plant has a nominal capacity of 25 t/h and is expected to manage 40,000 t/year of urban waste and dispose of 53,000 t/year of reject (from both the Caudete de las Fuentes plant itself and the Llíria plant). The reject to be disposed of is estimated at 44% of the total urban waste entering the plants.

This plant receives mixed urban waste, as well as the organic fraction from selective collection and vegetable waste from parks and gardens, packaging, paper and board waste from municipal selective collection, unrefined biostabilised matter from the Llíria MSW treatment plant, which forms part of the same concession contract, and reject to be sent to the adjoining landfill from both the Llíria and Caudete de las Fuentes plants.

The landfill has capacity for the storage of non-recoverable waste for the entire Zonal Waste Plan for Areas VI, VII and IX of the Autonomous Community of Valencia for the next 20 years. The new facility will directly give rise to the creation of 35 new jobs in the area.

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Ángel Rodríguez, Manager of the Consorcio Valencia Interior

 

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Plant Report published in: FuturENVIRO July-August 2013